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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Irving Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 54,606. Irving Park is in Cook County. Living in Irving Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Irving Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Irving Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Irving Park...
Population
54,606

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,489
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Irving Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    318.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    182.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,139.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,603
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Irving Park offers nice and affordable eateries like Pot Bellys, Lou Minatis pizza and Cafe Urbano. They are near the blue line train and close to bus stops which is convenient for rushed morning commutes. However,the Irving park blue line stop itself is disgusting it is covered in pigeon feces and often with the trash overfilling. It creates a unsanitary and hazardous environment. Other than that the general area is safe and I never witness overwhelming police activity due to crime. The neighbors are usually seen having cook-outs at parks or small street festivals.
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I grew up in Irving park my whole life, surrounded by a diverse and kind community. I also attended the neighboring elementary school Grover Cleveland , and from then went to Lane Tech college prep. I also go to my nearby church , the immaculate heart of Mary, where all my other neighbors attended. Everyone knew everyone and would help take take care of one another. We trusted one another and we could safely walk to streets, as there has never been any altercations with gun violence or any gangs in the area. There also happened to be plenty of mom and pop stores which are supported by the neighborhood. The community also has safe parks for the kids to play in ,activities for the whole family. There would be block parties and garage sales all over Irving Park. I overall lived a safe and loving community and I rate Irving Park a 10/10.
I've lived in Irving Park my whole life, specifically Old Irving Park. It is very family friendly, but has absolutely no nightlife. The public schools are okay; I actually graduated from Belding Elementary. The people are friendly, and it's right off I-90 and the Blue Line, but there's really nothing to do here.